Microchipping is a simple procedure. One of our veterinarians will inject a special microchip designed for dogs and cats that is about the size of a grain of rice beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to the administration of a vaccine and only takes only a few seconds. This microchip becomes your pet’s permanent identification. The microchip will last the life of your pet and is read by passing a microchip scanner over your pet’s shoulder blades. The scanner transmits the microchip’s unique ID code to positively identify your pet.